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Ponsonby

Ponsonby is a hip inner-city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand that is situated just a few kilometres from the central business district of the city. The district has a rich history that began in the 19th century when it was a haven for rich city residents desiring great views of the harbour. The 1950’s saw a downturn in Ponsonby’s fortunes and the area became full of slums that were later inhabited by Auckland’s artist and LBGT community in the 1970’s. Now Ponsonby has undergone a rebirth and is known for its chic restaurants, upmarket shops, nightclubs and trendy boutiques.

  • Take one of Ponsonby’s historical walking tours that include the Freeman’s Bay Walk through the historic back streets, where you will gain insight into the suburb’s rise from slums to one of the best areas of Auckland.
  • Admire the Gothic style of the St Johns Church, a 19th century wooden structure that includes intricate carved detailing done by Anton Teutonberg.
  • See where the outdoor café culture of Auckland got its start at the One 2 One Café, a mainstay of Ponsonby where local artists can be found sipping strong espressos.

One of the best ways to get around Auckland is by the LINK bus system that has colour-coded routes that snake throughout the city. Train service in this city is limited so many residents prefer to get to Ponsonby using taxis or private cars. City planners have encouraged cycling by constructing a dense network of bicycle paths that go through the city. Ponsonby can be explored on foot, as most of the shops, bars, and cafes are centrally located on The Strip so it is a perfect area to spend an afternoon of shopping and eating.

Hotels in Ponsonby

Recommended hotels

From US$72

1 The Surrey Hotel

4 stars
3.4 / 5 19 reviews

465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn Map

With all the contemporary comforts, The Surrey Hotel is a simple timeless refuge, offering you a pure holiday experience. GeneralThe hotel offers excellent conference facilities that cater to your... More

Peter's NZ trip
This hotel is just average in quality, but it was over-priced.
10 Mar 2015
From US$101

2 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

5 stars
4.7 / 5 144 reviews

90 Federal Street Map

Includes Buffet Breakfast

Offering stunning views and stylish and elegant accommodations, SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland provides an oasis of luxury in the heart of vibrant Auckland. While in the area, tourists should not... More

Nice night away
It was a planned surprise for my lady.. she was impressed !
11 May 2015
From US$78

3 Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 308 reviews

Corner Of Vincent Street & Mayoral Drive Map

Breakfast & Dinner For 2, Valet Parking & MORE!

Featuring elegant interiors and sophisticated facilities, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland makes for an ideal base for business travellers and tourists visiting Auckland. During leisure, travellers... More

Great Stay. Love it!
Enjoyed my stay. Hotel have a carpark definitely good for guest who have rental cars. Location is good. Just one street away from Skycity. Room are clean and big. Love the huge bathroom. Well...
1 Jul 2015
From US$76

4 Rydges Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 142 reviews

59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street Map

FREE Wifi

Offering contemporary accommodations in a city-centre location, Rydges Auckland invites business and leisure travellers for a luxury holiday experience in Auckland. From the hotel, tourists can... More

Great location
Central to all you would want to do in Auckland, Concierge can help with cheaper taxi to the airport, but check the price quoted carefully. Be prepared for a more run down cab.
20 Jan 2015
From US$138

5 Hotel DeBrett

5 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

2 High Street Map

FREE Breakfast,Local Calls,Wifi & Pre-Dinner Drink

Travellers looking to explore Auckland find ideal base at the luxurious accommodations and central location of Hotel De Brett Auckland. This boutique hotel places vacationers within easy access to... More

Avoid room 1.8 if you want some privacy.
We chose this hotel for its location and reviews and didn't mind spending a little bit more for this. We chose a deluxe suite. Breakfast is included in the room rate. The room we were shown to was...
19 Aug 2014
From US$79

6 SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 241 reviews

Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets Map

FREE Breakfast

Modern and spacious, SKYCITY Hotel Auckland provides relaxing and stylish accommodations and access to a world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, theatre and live... More

Good family trip
The hotel is clean and this was our third time staying in this hotel. It is very central and convenient.
9 Jun 2015
From US$51

7 Nomads Auckland

4 stars
3.4 / 5 8 reviews

16 20 Fort Street Map

Being a beautiful heritage building, the Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel offers superb location and superior amenities for a pleasant and wonderful stay in Auckland. General Recreational... More

Noisy hostel!
This hostel is in a great central location, but unfortunately, they really need to deal with the noise problems. The noise from the on-site bar and local bars is very noisy late into the night, and...
26 May 2015
From US$59

8 Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland

4 stars
4.0 / 5 126 reviews

One Hobson Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save!!

Set in an idyllic location close to Viaduct Harbour and local attractions, Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City makes for a good starting point for travellers visiting this New Zealand city.... More

No Responsibility Taken
The staff at reception would take no responsibility. Had a issue with the non functioning spa during my stay but was told that I would need to take the issue up with the Body Corporate. Another...
4 Jun 2015
From US$68

9 BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

3 stars
4.3 / 5 65 reviews

27-35 Victoria Street West Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 15%

BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland provides quality accommodation for corporate and leisure travellers in Auckland. The hotel is located within walking distance from Sky Tower, which houses a... More

Everything we hoped
Great location about 10 min walk from the harbor and close to the civic center of the city and many terrific pubs and restaurants. The rate we got from RatesToGo was also terrific. Parking is VERY...
17 May 2015
From US$111

10 Langham Hotel Auckland (The)

5 stars
4.8 / 5 60 reviews

83 Symonds Street Map

Includes Breakfast, Access to Club Lounge & More

Luxurious and modern, The Langham Hotel Auckland provides a convenient base for discerning travellers visiting the biggest city in New Zealand. This Auckland hotel places vacationers close to key... More

Truly awesome hotel
We were visiting Auckland on a short 2-day stay. The hotel did not disappoint us. The staff were courteous and helpful. The room was clean and neat. The bed was comfortable. In short, we had a...
23 May 2015
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